Throwback Thursday Week 14: Ida B by Katherine Hannigan

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Ida B … and Her Plans to Maximise Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World

Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.

That’s why she’s so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook.

Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture – school. She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone.

How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again?

I read this book a few years ago, and despite the fact that I can’t remember exactly what happens in the story line, I do remember that I really enjoyed it. Ida’s narrative has a lovely innocent naivety as she deals with her mother’s illness and all the changes it brings to her life.

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